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. the house of representatives passed a stopgap spending bill yesterday to keep the government running for the next six months. the bill now goes to president obama for his signature. the legislation leaves in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. as a result hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> time now 4:38. that spending bill requires a clause a saturday mail delivery to continue. despite that plans to cut saturday service should continue. they say they have to make the cuts to keep the postal service in business. >>> the golden gate bridge is completing the conversion to an electronic toll taking system. the board is voting to change the speed limit of the toll plaza from 15 miles an hour up to 25 miles an hour. then sometime between early tuesday morning and wednesday evening the last toll taker will leave the bridge. drivers will have to use a fast track or set up an account linked to a credit card and license plate number. >> it will be a b
as a precaution. >>> the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. now the spending bill leaves in place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts to the pentagon and to domestic programs. and as a result, hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. one thing the new spending bill requires is for mail delivery to continue six days a week. the postal service wanted to eliminate first class delivery on saturdays to save money. the government accountability office is already said the postal service cannot just decide to end saturday service. but some lawmakers agree with the postmaster general that cut is necessary just to keep the post office in business. >>> today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will close. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closures list. they are concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffi
anniversary for alcatraz. it was one known as the rock. 50 years ago today the federal government shut down alcatraz prison. it was the top prison for almost 30 years, some of the inmates included al capone and the bird man of alcatraz. now it's one of the tourist attractions. >>> right now, checking back in with sal for the commute >>> the traffic is getting busier in the 6:00 hour at the toll plaza, there was a minor accident and the metering lights, it's backed up way back to a foot at the maze. backed up early at about a 25-minute delay. no problems on the bridge. also the morning commute looking good if you are driving on san francisco freeways northbound and southbound traffic looking good. still clearing at northbound 17, santa cruz mountains. looking at the peninsula, 280 off to a good start. >>> 6:18, let's go to steve. low clouds around san jose, some areas clear, they won't last long but they're with us. we're getting them. looks like the breeze tailed off. temperatures will come up a little bit today. more so inland, but not a lot. the b
is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. kyla. >> reporter: the government accountability office released this report just minutes ago saying some of the nation's 350 bioterrorism labs which includes labs in california are not secure. the government accountability office found two main failures that says anthrax and other tools have been transferred to unauthorized facilities and say workers at multiple labs have expired security risk assessment ifsen the department of agricultural and centers for disease control are in charge of inspecting these labs. the usda has shot down many of the recommendations from the government accountability office. it says it over exaggerated risks at the labs and the cdc says it has redundant safety and security at these labs. i'll continue digging through this report again released minutes ago to see if it tinkles out any of these bioterrorism labs in california. >>> time now 6:18. lawmakers may be closer to pass a new online sales tax. the senate approved a noon binding amendment that would alieu states to collect sales
to keep the government running is heading to president obama's desk for his signature. the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. it leaves if place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts for the pentagon and for domestic programs. as a result of that, hundreds of thousands of government workers you can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> also later today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closing. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closure list. they include concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control tours all across the country because of the sequestration budget cuts. the airports would still operate but without air traffic controllers. instead pilots would go back to their old system of talking to each other over the radios. >>> san mateo police will patrol aragon high school. on wednesday a message was posted
a problem and the government agency said he he can motions -- explosions could extract ingredients from marijuana. >>> the storm caught some people off guard. steve paulson told us about it. we spoke to fans at the world classic who were not happy to see the clouds rolling in and some were forced to look to a backup plan. >> today's forecast calls for rain on and off throughout the morning but steve will be here with a closer look at your weather coming up. >>> news in south korea are trying to determine the source of an apparent cyber attacks. two major banks were shut down at the same time and skulls popped up on the screen. there is speculation north korea is behind the attack. they sent b52 over over north korea. the b52s are part of a nuclear umbrella and they feel reason thatted from nuclear weapons and ballistic missile players. >>> analysts say it could be worth $44 million over the next decade. we will are have more on the two bills they are enacting in congress. >>> here is the congress at the airport. he was greeted by prime minister benja
. . >>> the u.s. government is offering a reward for capturing two captives in somalia. they are members of the terror group and they may be planning attacks. both men are on the fbi's 10 most wanted lists. >>> vice-president joseph biden said the obama administration is not giving up on assault weapons. it will not be part of a gun control senate because it does not have enough votes to pass but it could still pass an amendment. vice-president joseph biden is speaking about the need for gun control this morning with the mayor meek bloomberg. >>> he met with a dozen different faiths yesterday when he was still cardinal he proposed they would legalize gay marriages but the idea was rejected. >>> some people say they are gay and will spread hate. the punishment is ugly. now pam girl is responsible for the -- pam is responsible for the ads and she said they are tee -- designed to hurt. >> if this is a small price i have to pay, it is a small price. >>> they have to run the ads because of freedom of speech but mount any will run a peace campaign at the sa
. >>> they are trying to keep the government funded through the end of the september. the measure will go to the house where it is expected to pass and then on to president barack obama and they are reaching a deadline to pass that spending bill or face a government shut down. >>> we want to check in with sal for the commute, it is after 6:00 now. >> yes, and i want to show you something because of a crash on 880 westbound and richmond. let's go to the toll plaza here. it is lighter than usual and although there are certainly plenty of people on the road but i think they are all stick on 880 but if you are driving on the bay bridge, it looks good and the actual freeway system looks good as well. i want to show you 80 westbound and this crash here as we remove the indicater, you can see the traffic between panola and richmond is very, very slow and unfortunately that is why people are not at the bay bridge yet. there was an injury crash but they are waiting on a tow truck to get that badly damaged vehicle out of the lanes. let's go to steve. >>> there ar
times the cia has been helping arab governments send weapons to syrian rebels. the newspaper says the air lift of weapons expanded significantly late last year. cia officers helped them shop for weapons including a large purchase from cover asia. >>> experiment bioterrorism labs could be doing more harm than good. kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with new reports that question the safety of these labs. kyla. >> reporter: a federal watchdog group is expected to release more information today. the government accountability office says it called for tougher safety standards but the usa today reports the standards have yet to be developed. the u.s. is at an increased risk for -- a lot of the risk has to do with security. it's been a big concern since the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. the uada and centers for disease control share responsibility when it comes to inspecting these labs. the usda says it will not adopt many of the recommendations suggested by the federal watchdog group. i'll explain their reasons why when i see you nex
for america to make government more accessible for america. >>> they could be the victims of a phone hacking scam in the world. they did not go into much detail but hundreds of victims could translate into millions of dollars in damages. the phone hacking scandal involved celebrities, politicians and crime victims. >>> chp is looking into whether reckless driving happened around 6:00, chp said the accident involved one of four cars one of which bursted into flames. one vehicle was driving recklessly before the collision. >>> services will be held for one of three people killed earlier this month. the family scheduled a viewing for the woman and her 15-year old sons. the family was pulling out of their driveway when the car was hit by a man. police say he was leaving the scene of another accident and he is facing homicide and hit- and-run charges. >>> former santa clara supervisor is expected to plead guilty to miss appropriation of funds. he is accused to fuel his gambling addiction. he will be using a $100,000 fun for gambling and he faces a pe
.s. military leader is rea suring the south koreaian government they will defend them from any threats from the north. the threats only deepened them and they said is will not change the effort. they will make them notorious and it is being laid out where jacqueline is tell us more in our washington d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: the republican national committee said today is a new day, a new party of fresh beginning and their goal is to win elections. right now the chairman of the committee is talking and he is taking reporter's questions at the national press right here in washington and he said if republicans will win, chairman says they failed to win last year. >> there is no reason we lost. our ground game was insufficient. we were not inclusive. >> reporter: he wants to move up the national convention to june or july and he said august is too late. he said he has more on those who recently left the republican party, more on that when i see you next jacqueline fell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> and they are looking for proof to vote, they are decid
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